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Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
Gail Short Cairns Nov07
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Gail Short Cairns Nov07

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Gail Short spoke of projects involving Western Australian telecentres, and a sustainable partnership approach.

Gail Short spoke of projects involving Western Australian telecentres, and a sustainable partnership approach.

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  • 1. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or Building a Tsunami’ Set up to fail or are there opportunities to survive in a start/stop environment? Presented by: Ms Gail Short Consultant, Multipurpose Community Centres .
  • 2. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami’ <ul><li>WHY WAS THE TELECENTRE NETWORK A SUCCESS? </li></ul><ul><li>It was a network – all working together. </li></ul><ul><li>It had Central Support that could speak on behalf of all when lobbying for ongoing finance, new programs and services </li></ul><ul><li>Monies were raised by the Central Support to provide a 20 hour a week Coordinator, finance was identified to help with equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 2 </li></ul>
  • 3. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami’ <ul><li>Corporate functions such as this were sponsored to cross pollinate ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>A quarterly magazine was produced that further kept centres informed of developments . </li></ul><ul><li>At the last count Telecentre collectively were providing more than 50 programs and services to communities depending on their need. These included some developed locally and others identified by the Central Support Unit. Slide 3. </li></ul>
  • 4. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami’ <ul><li>When the Job Skills program was running the network trained more than 100 people into full time jobs. Some centres had 3 full time staff at this point. Including volunteer staff and boards – the number of people involved topped 1000 in l997 and this number would be greater today. </li></ul><ul><li>Small community telecentres were the most successful as they were able to provide a wider range of programs and services without duplication. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 4 </li></ul>
  • 5. “ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami” <ul><li>WHAT DID YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR E-LEARNING INITIATIVE? </li></ul><ul><li>A Drip……. </li></ul><ul><li>A ripple…… </li></ul><ul><li>A wave…….. </li></ul><ul><li>A tsunami…….. </li></ul><ul><li>SLIDE 5. </li></ul>
  • 6. “ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami ” <ul><li>THINGS TO CONSIDER WITH REGARD TO SUSTAINABILITY: </li></ul><ul><li>Funding can be obtained Federally, </li></ul><ul><li>on a State or Local Government level, regionally, for short periods of time…. </li></ul><ul><li>BUT!! unless you have a ‘budget item’ or confirmed ongoing sustainable programs you will always be unsure of the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Governments change, they like to champion new ventures. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 6 </li></ul>
  • 7. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami’ <ul><li>Cost shifting from one level of government to another is increasing, particularly at the Local Government Level and this makes it difficult to provide $ for $ funding to secure grants. </li></ul><ul><li>Shires are amalgamating so that they can share infrastructure, skills and personnel. This means the $ has to be shared more widely. </li></ul><ul><li>SLIDE 7. </li></ul>
  • 8. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami’ <ul><li>Consider finding a ‘champion/mentor ’ </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a Foundation that will allow ongoing independence . </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 8 </li></ul>
  • 9. “ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami ” <ul><ul><li>THE COMMUNITY : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community services continue to be depleted, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical facilities are being scaled back, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Banks have been removed, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Police Stations are being closed, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools are being rationalised, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shires are being amalgamated…….. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WHY ARE SOME COMMUNITIES SURVIVING? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SLIDE 9. </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. “ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami” <ul><li>HOW DO WE DO THIS? </li></ul><ul><li>Survey your community – what do you have now? </li></ul><ul><li>Identify what you need over and above this? </li></ul><ul><li>Work out how you can bring together the components that already exist? Collocate, amalgamate, multi-skill, partner into a shared facility… </li></ul><ul><li>Identify key ‘movers and shakers’ in your community and ask for one year of their time. </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning brings with it an ICT hub – see how this can assist. </li></ul><ul><li>SLIDE 10 </li></ul>
  • 11. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami’ <ul><li>They use to say you need access to : </li></ul><ul><li>HEALTH </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATION </li></ul><ul><li>LOCAL GOVERNMENT </li></ul><ul><li>IT SERVICES </li></ul><ul><li>In order for a community to survive. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove anyone of these facilities and the </li></ul><ul><li>community will gradually wither and die. </li></ul><ul><li>SLIDE 12 </li></ul>
  • 12. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami’ <ul><li>Today they say you need to own your own community to ensure survival…. </li></ul><ul><li>A community Bank that cannot be taken away </li></ul><ul><li>A Community Cooperative – all citizens have shares (takeover any entity that cannot be sold) </li></ul><ul><li>A Community Centre providing all the not for profit initiatives and IT services </li></ul><ul><li>A Community College – providing collective life long learning (pre, primary, secondary and beyond). </li></ul><ul><li>A Community Medical Centre that is Shire owned (by the rate payers) to attract medical and allied staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Fostered industry. – This is often hard to initiate but well worthwhile. </li></ul><ul><li>SLIDE 13. </li></ul>
  • 13. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami’ The Mount Barker Community Centre:
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  • 17. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami’ <ul><li>Programs and services have been identified. </li></ul><ul><li>Centrelink has already been moved to the site under the MBCC control. </li></ul><ul><li>MOU has been signed. Lease is in progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Church monies are available. </li></ul><ul><li>Grants have been applied for from State and Federal Government to cover the balance of monies required. </li></ul><ul><li>Business plan, constitution completed. Board to be elected this month on a portfolio basis. </li></ul><ul><li>Grand Opening planned for January 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>SLIDE 19 </li></ul>
  • 18. BUILDING THE TSUNAMI. <ul><li>RECURRENT FUNDING: </li></ul><ul><li>THIS COMPLEX WILL REQUIRE A MINIMAL AMOUNT OF RECURRENT FUNDING DUE TO ITS MULTIPURPOSE NATURE. </li></ul><ul><li>MONIES REQUIRED WILL BE GENERATED FROM RENTALS CHARGED AND PROGRAMS BEING OFFERED. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 20 </li></ul>
  • 19. BUILDING THE TSUNAMI. <ul><li>COSTS PARTNERS/COLLOCATION ENTITIES HAVE TAKEN RESPONSIBILITY FOR: </li></ul><ul><li>ONGOING BUILDING CAPITAL COSTS, </li></ul><ul><li>CARPARK MAINTENANCE, </li></ul><ul><li>RATES, </li></ul><ul><li>EXTERNAL INSURANCE (EXCEPT GLASS), </li></ul><ul><li>RENTAL COSTS, </li></ul><ul><li>PUBLIC LIABILITY </li></ul><ul><li>INSURANCE, </li></ul><ul><li>ACCOUNTING AND ADMINISTRATION COSTS, </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 21 </li></ul>
  • 20. BUILDING THE TSUNAMI. <ul><li>MBCC RECURRENT COSTS: </li></ul><ul><li>ELECTRICITY, (PART OF BUILDING ONLY) </li></ul><ul><li>TELEPHONE (TELECENTRE ONLY), </li></ul><ul><li>CLEANING, </li></ul><ul><li>INTERNAL INSURANCE AND MAINTENANCE OF INTERNAL FITTINGS </li></ul><ul><li>SALARIES – TELECENTRE AFTER 12 MONTHS </li></ul><ul><li>YOUTH WORKER AND CHEF AFTER 3 YRS </li></ul><ul><li>DAY TO DAY SUNDRY COSTS. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 22. </li></ul>
  • 21. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami ’ <ul><li>ONGOING SALARIES: </li></ul><ul><li>A GROUP OF BUSINESS PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY HAVE AGREED TO PUT UP MONIES FOR A SHORT PERIOD TO UNDERTAKE A BUILDING PROJECT. THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS VENTURE WILL START A FOUNDATION . </li></ul><ul><li>DURING THE THREE YEAR PERIOD, THESE PROFITS WILL BE RE-INVESTED IN NEW BUILDING PROJECTS UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE AMOUNT IS LARGE ENOUGH TO PROVIDE ONGOING SALARIES REQUIRED EACH YEAR. </li></ul><ul><li>SLIDE 23 </li></ul>
  • 22. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami’ <ul><li>Community Engagement Project e-learning GOALS are to: </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve an effective blended e-learning development program for community e-learning leaders and </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a network of Community Leaders able to support local community e-learning projects for specific disengaged or disadvantaged target groups. </li></ul><ul><li>THIS SUGGESTS THIS PROJECT IS NOT A ‘DRIP’ OR A ‘RIPPLE’ – RATHER A ‘WAVE’ PROJECT THAT COULD GROW TO A ‘TSUNAMI’ </li></ul><ul><li>SLIDE 24 </li></ul>
  • 23. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami’ <ul><li>OBJECTIVES OF THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE: </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate e-learning into existing initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Assist disadvantaged groups by including e-learning in formal education </li></ul><ul><li>Foster partnerships (registered training, community organisations, business & government groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Sustain e-learning in the funded communities beyond the initial pilots. SLIDE 25. </li></ul>
  • 24. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami’ <ul><li>DOES THE MT BARKER COMMUNITY CENTRE MEET YOUR E-LEARNING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES? </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 26 </li></ul>
  • 25. “ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami” <ul><li>A Drip…A definitive ‘one off’ program </li></ul><ul><li>A ripple…A project that runs itself out when funding and support ceases… </li></ul><ul><li>A wave…A project that steadily builds in momentum and constantly regenerates itself because it is embedded/networked, supported, collocated, has partnerships, is multipurpose/multi skilled and has a strong plan to ensure ongoing sustainability…. </li></ul><ul><li>A tsunami…that hits the community with a ‘bang’; </li></ul><ul><li>programs, services, agencies, sustainability all in place; </li></ul><ul><li>that makes itself indispensable and writes itself into the community history book. </li></ul><ul><li>SLIDE 25. </li></ul>
  • 26. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami’ <ul><li>Resolve to make a small difference each day – you will be surprised where it will lead you. </li></ul><ul><li>YOUR COMMUNITIES NEED YOU! </li></ul>
  • 27. ‘ Sustaining the Ripple or building a Tsunami ’ <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul><ul><li>Gail Short </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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